Jon Jones has officially been banned from MMA for one year

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Arbitrators working with USADA and Jon Jones have finally reached a verdict over the fighter's failed drug test leading up to UFC 200, suspending him from competing for one year. As the ban was effectively in place since Jones was taken off the card once his test results came back, he'll be eligible to compete again in July of 2017.

This is the first time since USADA drug testing has come into effect that a fighter has taken a failed drug test to arbitration. In the past, other athletes have successfully had their suspensions halved dealing directly with USADA. But according to arbitrators, Jones was 'reckless' in his use of a sexual aid medication given to him by a teammate that turned out to contain clomiphene and letrozol. While the USADA arbitrators confirmed the failed drug test was caused by the sexual aid, they also said Jones was ultimately responsible for making sure any drugs he took were properly vetted.

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This isn't the first time a UFC fighter has been suspended over mysterious boner pills. Anderson Silva was served a one year suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after a positive test he claimed was caused by a sexual performance pill, and Brock Lesnar is rumored to have investigated his own use of similar medication. So that's got us asking: why the heck are all these UFC fighters taking erection medication like candy?

The results of the arbitration is a mixed bag for Jones. While he still received the full one year suspension he was facing before forcing the situation into arbitration, he was at least able to get it on the record that he didn't knowingly take steroids. That's a big black mark off his record ... for those who are inclined to believe the arbitrator's conclusions.

As good as it is to know USADA will cut fighters some slack if they can prove they accidentally took a tainted medication, that gives actual cheaters a convenient out should they legitimately get caught. Was Jon Jones really taking mystery sexual aids given to him by someone in his gym? Or is this all just the lie they had prepared should his doping come to light?

(via MMA Fighting)

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Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Jon Jones celebrates between rounds during a light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Jon Jones kicks Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a time-out as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
Jon Jones, top, in action against Andre Gusmao during the UFC - 87 Seek and Destroy Ultimate Fighting card on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 in Minneapolis. Jones won via 3-round unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
Jon Jones, right, in action against Andre Gusmao during the UFC - 87 Seek and Destroy Ultimate Fighting card on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 in Minneapolis. Jones won via 3-round unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
Jon Jones takes down Stephan Bonnar during their UFC light heavyweight mixed martial art match Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jones won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Jon Jones, left, in action, against Stephan Bonnar during their UFC light heavyweight mixed martial arts match Saturday, January 31, 2009 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jones won via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Jon Jones is seen in the ring before his UFC 159 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight title bout in Newark, NJ, Saturday, April 27,2013. Jones retained his title via first round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Jon Jones kicks Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Champion Jon Jones celebrates after beating Chael Sonnen in their UFC 159 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight title bout in Newark, N.J., Saturday, April 27,2013. Jones retained his title via first round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: (L-R) Jon 'Bones' Jones kicks Daniel Cormier in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: (L-R) Daniel Cormier takes down Jon Jones in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 31: Jon Jones talks to the media during the UFC 182 Open Workouts at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on December 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 01: (L-R) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier face off during the UFC 182 Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on January 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - DECEMBER 16: Jon 'Bones' Jones works out for the media during a UFC media workout at Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness on December 16, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Wilson Fox/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones nudges his head against Daniel Cormier while they face off during the UFC Time Is Now press conference at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on November 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Emmy Award-nominated 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight (11:35 p.m. - 12:41 a.m., ET), packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 included actress Chloë Grace Moretz ('If I Stay'), Jon 'Bones' Jones (UFC light heavyweight championship on Sept. 27) and musical guest The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JON 'BONES' JONES, JIMMY KIMMEL
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Emmy Award-nominated 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight (11:35 p.m. - 12:41 a.m., ET), packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 included actress Chloë Grace Moretz ('If I Stay'), Jon 'Bones' Jones (UFC light heavyweight championship on Sept. 27) and musical guest The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JON 'BONES' JONES, JIMMY KIMMEL
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUG 4: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones holds his championship belt for the fans during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUG 4: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones signs autographs for UFC fans gathered in the hotel lobby during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (R-L) Jon 'Bones' Jones elbows Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: Jon 'Bones' Jones reacts after defeating Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (R-L) Jon 'Bones' Jones kicks Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: Jon 'Bones' Jones reacts after defeating Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: Jon Jones warms up before his bout against Glover Teixeira during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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